Box for bible

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Project by Bob Kassmeyer posted 05-29-2016 02:05 PM 1340 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some young friends from church graduated this year and I made some box’s for them to put there bibles in. I did not get any pictures of them but one of them posted theirs on face book so I decided to post it in projects. It is made from spalted Tamarind and walnut. I found the tamarind is very prone to tear out even when sanding. I finally gave up trying to get it all out. The top is shop made book matched veneer. Finish is many cotes of gloss poly with the final cote rubbed out with pumas and oil. Thanks for looking.


-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 02:12 PM

Wonderful bible box Bob.

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#2 posted 05-29-2016 02:34 PM

Really nice! How did you inlay the cross?

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#3 posted 05-29-2016 03:19 PM

Great looking box, Bob!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 05:13 PM

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

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#5 posted 05-29-2016 06:06 PM

Very pretty :)

-- "My plate is full, I can't possibly take on anything more... Oh, look! A project!"

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#6 posted 05-29-2016 09:13 PM

Thank you all for your response sorry about the spelling errors, I hate it when I do that.
Ribbs, my intention was to cut the veneer before I glued it and do the inlay glued it the substrait, but I forgot and ended up cutting the outline with a knife and using a router with an 1/8 inch bit to remove most of the waist and cleaned it up with a chisel.
Thanks Dennis I often look back to your book when I need some inspiration.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#7 posted 05-29-2016 11:06 PM

Great job!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 05-29-2016 11:58 PM

Thumbs up Bob!

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#9 posted 05-30-2016 02:19 AM

Very nice a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 05-30-2016 12:50 PM

Very nice. I like the simulated rood in the book match.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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